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Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival

Yerevan, Armenia, July 11 to 18, 2021

Call for entries

(Feature films, all genres)


The Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2021 edition.

 Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeway.

  •  Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: 20 USD


  1. All films must have been completed in the 12 months preceding the festival.
  2. Feature films must be at least 60 minutes



 The Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival welcomes films representing diverse ethnic groups, religions, and nations that depict the human experience, daily lives of people, both ordinary and extraordinary, their troubles and joys, as they try to find meaning in a changing world, struggling to redefine themselves in a world that recognizes fewer and fewer boundaries.

Years of passion and love for cinema resulted in the establishment of Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival in 2004. Before then, it was just a dream, a thought in three people’s minds: Harutyun Khachatryan, Film Director and Festival General Director; Mikayel Stamboltsyan, Film Critic and Program Director; and Susanna Harutyunyan, Film Critic and Artistic Director, until it became reality in Yerevan, the capital city of the Republic of Armenia.

GAIFF is different from other film festivals as it is smaller in scale and hence more intimate, nevertheless it garners international attention and respect.

The films are presented in two international competition sections: features and documentaries. The Golden Apricot (grand prize) and the Silver Apricot (special mention) are awarded in each category.



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